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Jun 11, 2010, 07:39 AM

I have searched and not found the answer I am looking for.

What kind of fps does a MBP 13 2.4Ghz 4Gb version with the 320M produce on an external display?

Resoulutions 19" 1440x900 and 24" 1920x1080 eg.

Jun 11, 2010, 09:21 AM
Couldn't say for sure about the larger resolutions. That MBP runs it on the internal display (1280x800) really well, even in higher quality modes. I would imagine that it would be acceptable at 1440x900, but getting choppy by 1920x1080... though with all the settings down... who knows?

In truth though, I don't really mind playing it on the internal display.

Jun 11, 2010, 09:29 AM
Raiding would be somewhat impossible on the internal display, I am guessing. Lots of addon and so on.

Jun 11, 2010, 03:16 PM
Well I have done this on my MB uni with the 9400m.

On my 22" HD screen at 1920 x 1080 it ran "ok" with medium details levels and many things turned down. I had view distance at mid level and textures a little higher on characters.

It was usually about 30 fps on average BUT it really crawled when I flew on a gryphon and I never raided with that setup (used the native 13" screen).

So with the 320m it should be playable but not great, maybe lower the res a little.

Jun 11, 2010, 04:01 PM
Thank you for the answer.

Jun 12, 2010, 09:16 AM
I used to play for a few hours a week on my White MacBook which only has the Intel GMA950 graphics chip. I had my MacBook hooked up to a 22"Samsung HDTV and noticed no difference in FPS on the HDTV compared to playing on the MacBook's screen (Which ever monitor I used the grahpics were always set to the lowest). Not sure if this will be any help but just my experience with the game and an external monitor! Have yet to test out the i5 MacBook Pro with and without an external monitor!